Trim Healthy Mama & My Pregnancy


A lot of you had been following my pregnancy all the way through. I made a lot of posts about it because it was a pretty big event in my life! Ha! Of course it was. This pregnancy, my first, was completely new to me. I thought it might be beneficial to make one full post to sum up the whole thing. IMG_8818edit(For other new mamas researching and clicking all the pregnancy posts you can find on the Internet!)  Continue reading


Skinny Pay Off Day Candy (S)

Before you read further: to make this recipe, you need this amazing, yummy Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook in your possession. Obviously I won’t share the recipes that Pearl & Serene came up with but using a couple of my favorite recipes from the book, this candy cookbookwas born! If you don’t already have the cookbook, I highly recommend picking up a copy somewhere or ordering it online. I understand a lot of us are on a tight budget but I literally use this book for at least one recipe every day. Really worth it!

Okay, now on to this delightful creation …



Skinny Pay Off Day Candy

1 batch of skinny chocolate (pg 377)
1 batch of pay off day candies (pg 381)
1/2 cup peanuts

Make the skinny chocolate and pour it into whatever container you think would be a good size. While it’s still liquid, sprinkle a 1/2 cup lightly processed peanuts evenly across it. Put in freezer while you make the caramel. Do all of the directions for the pay off day candies except adding the peanuts (still add the peanut butter). Cover the skinny chocolate mixture with the pay off day caramel and put back in the freezer to harden again.


Enjoy 🙂


The Barbie Whisperer



I thought it would be fun to start a Writing Prompt series. It’s easy for me to ramble on about anything and I’ve started so many blog entries lately that just don’t add up to anything. So why not just focus on one question? That would be tons easier for this brain of mine. So I’m stealing these writing prompt questions off the Internet or from friends or from you! (P.S. Yes, the cutie pie in the picture is my son 🙂 )

Share a baby-sitting experience.

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Oliver Nicholas


Just wanted to give a brief introduction of Oliver Nicholas. Born just last night at 7:23, weighing in at 8 lbs and 12 oz. Delivered at 39 weeks + 1 day. And since I’m one of those people who like birth stories, I will probably tell you mine sometime soon! There are both good and bad parts. But most importantly, I got to meet this little guy.

To Our Baby


37 weeks and 3 days alive.

Dear Baby,

There’s so many things I want to tell you. Right now, you are in my tummy and your dad keeps asking me, “Are you going to pop or what?” I’m 38 weeks pregnant and that really isn’t too late for not popping yet but we are both just so excited. And your dad is especially looking forward to those two weeks off work to snuggle with you, watching football.

It’s gray outside today. If you looked outside, you would never guess it was two in the afternoon. It’s getting cold too. I’m not sure what day you are coming but today — this is the kind of day I imagined God had planned for you to arrive. When we found out we were expecting you in November, this is the weather I pictured.

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Pregnancy Update: 37 Weeks


How far along: 37 weeks + 5 days

Total weight gain: 22-24 lbs. Haven’t hit that 25 lb number… yet 😉

Stretch marks: No sir.

Sleep: Not the greatest. Some nights are great and some are absolutely terrible.

Miss anything: Fitting into clothes! Even the majority of my maternity clothes don’t fit over my belly anymore. Hence the really big shirt in the picture above. It’s either clothes are way too small or too big. And for once in my life, I’m preferring the big clothes.

Cravings: Mountain Dew. All the time!

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